OTTAWA, June 22, 2012 /CNW/ - As part of its 2012 Child and Youth Safety Plan, Scouts Canada will unveil two major documents on June 25, 2012: the KPMG Review of Scouts Canada Leader Suspension and Termination Records from 1947 to 2011 and the Scouts Canada Child and Youth Safety Update 2012.
Since 1907, Scouts Canada has helped 17 million Canadian children and youth discover a world of adventure, outdoor experience, friendship and fun. For decades, Scouts Canada has been a leader in Child and Youth Safety. It was the first organization to institute a comprehensive volunteer screening policy and adopt the 'two leader rule` whereby at least two adults must be present with children and youth at all times. Scouts Canada has always been known for continuously enhancing its safety procedures.
When the organization's child and youth protection policies and practices were recently challenged, Scouts Canada took an honest, open and transparent approach that confronted both the good and the bad of its history.
The KPMG Review of Suspension and Termination Files is a thorough arms-length review of all records held by Scouts Canada related to the suspension and/or termination of volunteer leaders for sexual misconduct with youth covering 64 years, from 1947 to 2011.
Scouts Canada wants parents and the Canadian public to know the full extent of its commitment to providing a safe, secure and nurturing environment for children and youth.
|Who:|| Steve Kent, Chief Commissioner and Chair of the Board of Governors, Scouts Canada
Michael McKay, Executive Commissioner and CEO, Scouts Canada
Jessica Page, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, Scouts Canada
J Anderson, Deputy National Commissioner, Child and Youth Safety, Scouts Canada
|What:||Unveiling of two reports on Child and Youth Safety:|
|When:||Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. ET|
|| Scouts Canada National Office
1345 Baseline Road, Ottawa, ON
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